Riverside Country Estate with 6 bedrooms

1,250,000 EUR      1,075,000 GBP 1,375,000 USD



REF: 217029   Show Map

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Floor Size: 470 m2
  • Plot Size: 1.64 hectares / 4.05 acres
  • Equestrian / horse ownership facilities
  • Gite / Annex / Additional Accommodation
  • Income Potential
  • Garage(s)
  • Parking space(s)
  • Private / Not Overlooked

Very special property which is ideally located in a protected quiet valley close to the charming village of Reriz, in the province of Viseu in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

With 2 individual houses with a total area of 470m2, with lovely views overlooking one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, the river Paiva, with excellent trout and barbel fishing.

The houses have only recently been totally renovated to a high standard and together offer the perfect family home with separate guest accommodation and/or the opportunity for commercial use, such as letting or luxurious B&B. Permits are in place for these options.

Except for the antique chestnut main front doors, all windows and outside doors are framed in no-maintenance satin aluminium. All interior woodwork is chestnut (from the property itself), and handmade tile floors and slate roofs are among the charming details to be found in the two houses.

The land of 16,400m2, with river frontage of 200m, consists of a large terraced garden and orchards leading down to a riverside paddock and below, in the river, a private, safe, natural pool with a stone sun terrace.

The grounds are extensive with plantings of mature fruit trees and grapevines, and shaded by camellia, French oak, sweet chestnut, eucalyptus and cork oak trees, ensuring abundant firewood for generations to come. In the garden there are wonderful water features, built to channel water, and the sound of water, to all levels of the property.

There is a beautiful, salt filtered swimming pool which lies between the 2 houses, surrounded by sun trap terraces, one of which has a pagoda for shaded outdoor dining.

Local schist stone has been used in the construction of both houses and all retaining walls. The long entrance driveway is paved with typical cobblestones. In the grounds there is a machine house for the pool filter system and garden tools, and a small winemaking shed with its own grape pressing vat. In the lower paddock there are purpose-built animal sheds, including a stable, tack room, feed store and chicken house.

Abundant, sweet, soft water is supplied to both households and gardens from 2 strong natural springs. Hot water and central heating are supplied by a thermodynamic, ecological system. Both houses have stone fireplaces in the sitting rooms, as well as central heating throughout. Modern double glazing and insulation ensure low cost comfort in winter and in summer. The property has ADSL Wi-Fi and Satellite TV.

Situated in the Beira Alta province of northern central Portugal, in a sheltered valley overlooking the river Paiva with views to the mountains of Montemuro, 3 minutes from the charming village of Reriz and 15 minutes from the bustling market town of Castro Daire.
The provincial capital, the historical city of Viseu (voted the number one Portuguese city to live in, 4 years running) is 35 minutes south on a very good motorway. The beautiful, unspoilt beaches of Aveiro are 1 hour 15 minutes to the West, North and South, within 40 minutes' drive, are the great wine producing areas of the Douro and Dao respectively. Porto is 1 and a half hours north, and Lisbon 3 and a half hours south, on very good motorways. Both have international airports.

Main house - 258m2: en-suite bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and adjoining study and 3 further en-suite bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, hall, guest WC, kitchen, walk-in larder, boot room/laundry.

Lodge - 211m2: 2 bedrooms of which 1 is on a mezzanine floor with wash basin, and the other is a single en-suite bedroom, 2 sleeping spaces, bathroom, hall, large sitting room, kitchen/dining room. Large terrace. Double garage, workshop and storeroom.

Other features include: car port, outbuildings, winemaking shed, pool filter/garden tool shed and stables.

The houses are offered part furnished, ready for immediate occupation and include large, antique granite flower planters ("pias) on the terraces around the main house. Pool maintenance and gardening equipment and all kitchen/laundry appliances are included.

Trees include: Holly, Magnolia,Hydrangeas, Willow, French Oak, Eucalyptus, Camelias, Cork Oak, Bamboo, Hazlenut and Chestnuts. There is also a Rose garden. Vineyard: Approximately 175 mature vine plants - of which majoity are Touriga Nacional.

Fruit trees:
- 1 peach
- 1 apricot
- 1 persimmon
- 1 bay
- 1 kiwi
- 5 olives
- 5 apple
- 5 pear
- 1 orange
- 2 lemon
- 1 mandarin
- 4 cherry
- 4 plum
- 1 fig
- 1 walnut
- 3 quince
- 1 nespora
- Many Raspberries
- Many wild strawberries
- Black currant
- Gooseberries
- Other soft fruits



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